South Shore Summer Getaway
Home of the Indiana Dunes
Visit the South Shore of Lake Michigan for a fun and relaxing summer getaway with family or friends. Don't wait for the weekends! Use those vacation days and come when there are fewer crowds and more fun, because the weekdays just hit different.
Explore all the Indiana Dunes National Park and State Park have to offer including miles of trails, beautiful beaches and camping sites. Take the kids to jump, play, learn and splash. Watch bison roam, visit a candy factory and more at one of our 30 unique attractions.
Located in the northwest corner of Indiana - just a short drive from Chicago - the South Shore offers the perfect destination to get away!
Connect with Nature
The trails and beaches at the Indiana Dunes and surrounding areas are just some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy along the South Shore. Find opportunities for kayaking, fishing, golfing, camping and so much more!
Fun for the Kids
The South Shore is home to all kinds of places for families to visit to learn, play and explore. Taste the gummies straight from the factory at Albanese. Splash, swim and float at Deep River Waterpark. Go on a dairy or pig adventure at Fair Oaks Farms to learn about modern-day farming practices. Learn if you have what it takes to be a mascot at the Mascot Hall of Fame. Watch the trains go by in the Railway Garden at Gabis Arboretum. Spark your imagination at Bellaboo's Play and Discovery Center. Release some energy at some unique play centers.
For the Adults
Hop on the South Shore Brewery Trail to experience the region’s finest local craft beers. With more than 25 breweries, you are sure to find a style of beer you will love! If wine, cider or mead is more to your liking, the South Shore Winery Trail is the way to go. Many of the breweries and wineries are family-friendly and have outdoor areas to enjoy the hot summer days while you sample their creations. If you prefer other spirits, visit one of the region's distilleries.
Where to Stay
Rent a vacation home for the entire family close to the beach at Beachwalk Vacation Rentals or Miller Beach Vacation Rentals. Stay in a contemporary barn-like setting at the Fairfield by Marriott Fair Oaks Farms or one of the many other hotels in the region.
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